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Sat., December 25: Christmas Eve Dinner at Harvest Tide Steakhouse in Lewes
Mon., December 27: Yuletide at Winterthur
Wed., December 29: 2022 Odessa Country Christmas
Now through Sat., December 31: Lewes Lights Self-Guided Tour
Now through Sat., December 31: Winter WonderFest at Hudson Fields
Sun., January 1:
11th Annual Dewey Dunk
Sun., January 1: 12th Annual Hair of the Dog 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk
Fri., January 27 - Sun., January 29: Fire & Ice Festival in Bethany Beach

Ocean City:
Sun., January 1: 29th Annual Penguin Swim
Sat., December 31: New Year's Eve Drive-In Movie and Fireworks
Now through Sat., December 31: Winterfest of Lights
Donors Choose: Marley Elementary School Art Studio Fundraiser
by Amanda Hofstetter

My artists at Marley Elementary School are amazing! They love to learn and often times, this is their first time working with art supplies. One time a first grader painted her hands and the table with green paint as she was so fascinated with it… she had never seen or used paint before. As a Title 1 school, many of my artists lack the basics necessities they require for daily life. I want the art studio to be their place to play and experiment.

Donors Choose is a great way to get the supplies that our art studio could really benefit from. This is my third year making a wish list, since as a teacher, I often purchase supplies out of my own pocket. Donors Choose gives teachers a place to get the help they need!

I am excited for this year’s wish list as I am asking for brain-building puzzles and activities. These will be used for brain breaks after their projects have been completed. I know that they would love to experiment with the items on this wish list. 

Don’t just shop my list, please give to other teachers that could use your support too!

*Click below to donate directly to Amanda's classroom and share her page online!*
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2023: The Year of the Homebuyer?
by Clare Trapasso
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It’s safe to say we’ve never encountered a housing market nearly as unpredictable as the one we’re in right now. After months of navigating wild fluctuations, homebuyers, sellers, owners, and renters are now desperately trying to read the tea leaves to figure out where real estate prices, inventories, sales, and mortgage rates are going in the coming year.

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Bayside - Day Lily Pkwy
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How Does Inflation Affect Real Estate?
by Baruch Mann
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With so much speculation regarding the forecast of America's economy and how inflation rates will change, those in the property market need to know how inflation can affect the real estate sector.

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Experience a Winter Wonderland Walk-Thru in Wilmington
Only in Delaware
Are you wondering where in Delaware you can experience beautiful holiday light displays at your own pace? The Wilmington Riverfront is ready to dazzle your senses with brightly lit trees, lamp posts, and structures themed to your favorite holiday stories. At a total distance of two miles, you'll be occupied for the evening and able to take the time to appreciate each and every display with your friends or family. No tickets or purchase is necessary to visit the Wilmington Riverfront, so if you enjoy it the first time feel free to return as many times as you want!
20 Top Interior Design Trends to Watch in 2023
by Monique Valeris
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If you've been searching for the right opportunity to add more style, vigor and comfort to your space, you'll appreciate this list. We checked in with professional designers and industry players for their take on the top interior design trends for 2023.

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Passwaters Antiques & Collectibles
Featured Local Business
As the holiday season comes to an end and we try to get our bank accounts back on track after spoiling ourselves and our loved ones, it's never a bad idea to plan ahead for next year (or for birthdays, Valentine's Day, etc.). One of my favorite ways to shop for my friends and family is to browse local antique and thrift shops like Passwaters Antiques & Collectibles in Georgetown. This building is an antique itself, a 19th-century shirt and button factory that owner Cortlandt Guy bought for $1 that had to be transported in four sections in 1990. Passwaters houses items from 22 vendors and is open Thursday through Sunday during the beach season, but it'd be smart to call in advance as hours fluctuate. Whether you're looking for furniture, glassware, or vintage signage and license plates, add Passwaters to your shopping list when you need a pick-me-up or are looking for that special gift. Head over to their Facebook page for more information about hours and local sales.
Local Pets for Adoption at the Brandywine SPCA
3 y/o Domestic Shorthair/Mix
Monkey Bread
5 y/o Mixed Breed
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Update: Our November featured cat, Wednesday, has been adopted!
Monkey Bread is sure to be next!
SoDel Concepts' Pastry Chef Wins Food Network Competition
Featured Local Food
Are you an avid fan of Food Network holiday-themed competition shows? By the time this newsletter is sent out, the Holiday Baking Championship will have been completed, but you might have caught a familiar local face. Dru Tevis, SoDel Concept's corporate pastry chef, is representing the Delaware beaches this holiday season. In an interview with Delaware Today, Tevis said that he first auditioned for the show in 2015 but didn't make it, saying that this time around it was the "right place at the right time." The prize for the winner of the Holiday Baking Championship is $25,000, which Tevis said he would use to renovate the home he and his husband bought recently. It's a good day to be a Delawarean.
Lori L.
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"We met Sandra while she was holding an open house for a home that interested us. She was so friendly, professional and her home staging was beautiful. At that moment we knew we would choose her as our realtor. My husband and I wanted to purchase a home quickly but weren’t quite sure what we wanted. She was kind and patient as we looked at different homes. She always responded quickly, knew the area very well and helped us narrow down our choices. Closing was a breeze because Sandra and Jay made sure all documents were perfect prior to that day. Even after closing she helped us find movers and other professionals we needed. There is no doubt in our minds, Sandra really cares about her clients. We were lucky to have met her that day."

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Experience an Old-Fashioned Chrismas in Pocomoke City
Only in Maryland

If you're looking for the best way to spend this upcoming holiday season, look no further than Pocomoke City, MD. This small east coast town offers the classic Christmas traditions and blends them with modern technology to create the perfect time for the whole family. Take an old-school carriage ride, attend a tree lighting ceremony followed by performances by local choirs and caroling groups, then roast hot dog and s'mores over a roaring fire. If that isn't enough, you won't want to miss a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus with holiday activities like cookie decorating and Christmas ornament making. Click here to find more Christmas towns in Maryland. You'll have enough to last a lifetime!

Bill Robinson
Featured Local Photography
To celebrate the holiday spirit, we wanted to feature a beautiful photograph by Bill Robinson posted to the Indian River Bay & Inlet Facebook page with the following caption from "I Saw Three Ships a Sailing" by The Chieftans:
"I saw three ships come sailing in
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day
I saw three ships come sailing in
On Christmas Day in the morning"

Have a safe and happy holidays!
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"By the time this is sent out, I'll be home for my very long and very cold winter break (fingers crossed for snow). It's the last long break I'll have as a college student since I'll be graduating next semester, so I'm going to soak in every second of the holidays and hope you will too!"

Martina Rexrode, Editor